The Hopeful Fundraiser tool uses stripe (as a payment gateway) to help you drive donations to your campaigns and assist your donors in facilitating transactions. It is crucial to connect your Hopeful account to stripe to create your fundraising campaign and collect funds.

Here's how you can connect your Hopeful account to Stripe.

Step 1: Sign in to your Hopeful account and point to 'My Account' under your profile icon on the left.

Step 2: Under 'Connect Your Account' - click on 'Payment Accounts' - click 'Connect Stripe Account.'

Step 3: You will be prompted to fill in a few details before you start receiving the donation amount in your account. Enter your mobile number and email address and click 'Next.' You will receive a six-digit verification code. Kindly enter the code to move to the next steps. If you do not receive the code, click on 'Resend code.'

Step 4: Fill out your personal details such as your name, date of birth, and address. As a next step, fill out the payout details, such as the currency you would like to receive the funds and bank details. Review all your information before clicking the 'Submit' button.

Step 5: Under the 'My Account' page, - click on 'Connect Your Accounts' - click 'Payment Accounts' - to see 'Connected To Your Stripe.'

Once your Hopeful account is connected to stripe, you can point to the 'Fundraiser' tab on the top of the page and begin creating campaigns.

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